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Code Platoon

Online, Chicago
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About Code Platoon

Location: Online, Chicago

Code Platoon is a 501(c)3 non-profit that helps veterans and military spouses transition into the civilian workforce by providing technical training and career placement. Students can participate in the training program through a 14 week full time, immersive... Read More

The Python and Javascript track includes five modules: Computer science/programming fundamentals, the World Wide Web, Data Science, Amazon Web Services, and Creating Applications.

No previous programming skills are required. Upon graduation, students are eligible for paid internships with our corporate sponsors.

Code Platoon is an approved VET TEC training provider through the Department of Veteran Affairs. In-Person students may also use their GI Bill. All students are eligible to apply for general scholarships once enrolled in the program.

Courses

Web Developer

Cost: $15,500
Duration: 14 weeks
Locations: Online, Chicago
In-person Available Online
Course Description:

The skills taught by Code Platoon (CP) revolve around getting a job as a junior or intern-level software engineer. For the 2019 cohorts, there will be two tracks offered: one in Ruby and Javascript and the other in Python and Javascript.

Python and Javascript Track (5 Modules)

Module 1 (Weeks 1-4): Computer science / programming fundamentals
This includes algorithm scripting, version control, data types and structures (variables, booleans, integers, strings, objects, operators, loops, etc.). This also includes covering object-oriented programming, inheritance, polymorphism, database persistence, SQL, and data modeling an application. The languages to be covered in these weeks are Python, Javascript, and PostgreSQL. This module is important in building a base for students to think through problems and build the skills necessary to troubleshoot issues.

Module 2 (Weeks 5-6): The World Wide Web
This module includes the foundations of how content on the Internet and on web pages is created. It covers HTML/CSS/Javascript as it pertains to a webpage. The module also covers how data is sent over the internet and how the HTTP/HTTPS protocols for the web work. Students will write their own HTTP server by the end of this module. This module is important because the world of software engineering and especially web development calls for engineers to have an understanding of how their code will impact the larger web ecosystem.

Module 3 (Week 7): Data Science
Data science is an increasingly popular sector of technology, powering Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Using industry-recognized Python libraries including NumPy, Pandas, Jupyter Notebook, and publically available datasets, students will learn the basics of data science and be able to get a leg up in their junior developer interviews.

Module 4 (Weeks 8-10): Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is cloud-based hosting for modern technology companies. These companies generally look for people certified in AWS technologies to get their product online. Code Platoon has been accepted as an AWS Academy - an organization that Amazon has vetted with their curriculum. Students will be trained to take and hopefully pass the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, receiving an industry recognized certification.

Module 5 (Weeks 11-14): Creating Applications
This module will teach students how to create modern-day web applications, including database design and integration, web routing, and the Model View Controller framework through a Python framework called Django. They will learn to integrate the ReactJS framework on top of their Django application and deploy that using Amazon Web Services technologies. This is the most important module as it is where students learn the skills that employers will expect them to have on the first day of the job and they will see how all the skills that they have learned in the first 4 modules come together to build a full application.

Subjects:
Ruby, Test-Driven Development (TDD), Python, React.js, Django, JavaScript, AWS

Web Developer Part-Time

Cost: $15,500
Duration: 35 weeks
Locations: Online, Chicago
In-person Available Online
Course Description:

The Code Platoon part-time program is 35 weeks in length and can be completed in-person or remotely. Classes will meet two evenings during the week and all day on Saturday. Students will learn the same curriculum as our full-time students and have access to the same resources including teaching assistants, mentors, and career services.

General scholarships are available to all students. In-person students may be eligible to use their GI Bill.

Subjects:
Git, Ruby, Test-Driven Development (TDD), Python, React.js, Django, JavaScript, AWS

Code Platoon Reviews

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4.97/5 (99 reviews)

Justin Peterson
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2022

9/15/2022

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"One of my favorite experiences!"

I absolutely loved my experience with Code Platoon. I participated remotely through the DOD SkillBridge program and was very pleasantly surprised at how included I felt in the overall course. The staff is great, the instructors are great, the curriculum... Read More

Hunter M
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2022

9/9/2022

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"Tremendous Experience"

I recently graduated from Code Platoon's Immersive 15 Week Full Stack Software Development Course, which I attended remotely and I highly recommend it. This program turns individuals with zero coding experience to capable and knowledgable Full Stack Software... Read More

Rexford Wiafe
Graduated: 2022

9/6/2022

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"Great Coding Bootcamp!"

Code Platoon is a great coding bootcamp for vets and their spouses. I attended in person and got placed with a company through the internship program before I graduated. Pros: lots of support from the instructors, TA’s, mentors, and other students. Cons:... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2022

9/6/2022

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"An amazing experience overall"

Code Platoon was an overall great experience. I learned so much, and talking with senior software engineers out in the field about the curriculum, they were also impressed with the stuff we were being taught. This is a great option for veterans, active... Read More

Ka Leung
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2022

8/2/2022

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"Great program to be in."

Great set of classmate and instructor. Signing up to attend the class was easy and painless. Learned a lot of new technology with supportive instructor and classmate. The full stack development program was 7 months long and within the 7 months it can... Read More

Tressa Sharma
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2022

7/29/2022

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"Amazing experience with Code Platoon evening and weekend program"

I recently completed the Code Platoon Full Stack Software Engineer program (evening and weekends). During my time with this program I learned how to create a full stack web application using React.js (javascript) for the frontend and Django(Python) for... Read More

Josh Richardson
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2022

7/28/2022

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"Code Platoon for the win!"

As a recent graduate of the Weekends and Evenings cohort, I can't speak highly enough of the entire Code Platoon organization! From admission to graduation, the staff were there to help every step of the way. Coming from a completely non-technical background,... Read More

Chris Hicks
Graduated: 2022

7/26/2022

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"Highly Recommended!"

I had the privilege to participate in Code Platoon's Evening and Weekend program these past 6.5 months. I am currently Active Duty and could not recommend it enough to other Active Duty military members, in fact I have already talked up Code Platoon to... Read More

Melissa
Graduated: 2022

7/25/2022

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"Exceptional Experience at Code Platoon"

Code Platoon was an absolute game changer for me. I had been teaching myself to code for several years before I took the plunge and applied to Code Platoon. While I felt I needed more time to prepare prior to applying (I had 0 experience working with... Read More

Scott Rametta
Graduated: 2022

7/25/2022

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"Awesome Program!"

Overall, Code Platoon was a very good experience for me. I feel confident that the knowledge and materials provided to me over the past 7 months will lend a huge hand in starting my career in Full Stack Web Development. This course was thorough and the... Read More

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